Japan Agrees With Me About Famitsu's Questionable Reviews, And I Love It
Posted on Thursday, March 8 @ 06:17:00 Eastern by Heath_Hindman
A while back, I wrote this.
Then, Japanese forum 2chan found it and wrote a bunch of comments, most of which agree with the article. Like me, they find it baffling that anyone -- especially foreigners -- would place so much stock in Famitsu reviews. Dig the English translation of the comments here.
But of course, I want to make it clear to my Japanese brethren that the point of the article was not mere Famitsu bashing (which was fun, admittedely), but bashing the people who foolishly make purchase decisions based on those reviews and cite them in arguments like they mean something. Not all of them seemed to understand the real point of the article, and its summary that they saw did not do it justice.
This is my open letter to the gamers on 2chan (with original Japanese lines below):
Thank you for reading my article on GameRevolution.com
I appreciate all of your many comments.
Since it was in English, you may have missed its main point.
It was not just criticizing Famitsu's reviews to attack Famitsu, but to show the West why Famitsu's reviews are not important.
English speakers who do not speak Japanese can only see the high numbers. They think "Wow, it's a high score from a famous magazine! I should buy that game!"
I wanted to show Americans that a Famitsu high score is not special.
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